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General News of Monday, 20 April 2020

Source: Prime News Ghana

Gov't will continue supplying raw food despite lifting lockdown - Cynthia Morrison

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Gender Minister Cynthia Morrison has assured that food distribution to the vulnerable will still take place despite President Akufo-Addo's directive to lift the partial lockdown.

Mrs. Morrison says persons who were benefitting from the food distribution will continue to enjoy the service for a while.

"There is a need to concentrate on our very vulnerable people because the other category of people will go back to work so we will only focus on the very vulnerable. There will be a slight change, we will continue to supply the raw food we have but the cooked food is what we will stop"

The Gender Ministry announced measures to feed the vulnerable when the lockdown was announced by President Akufo-Addo last month,

The ministry began to distribute free meals to over 400,000 Ghanaians in locked-down areas.

Foods like rice, yam and so on were distributed in its raw state to help ease the economic hardship that came with COVID-19.

This was mainly fueled by the widespread concern over the treatment of some stranded head porters, also known as kayayei, with regards to their feeding and housing.

The Ministry got support from some corporate bodies and groups which were committed to providing meals for the vulnerable.

Meanwhile, Ghana's case count as of April 20, 2020, stands at 1,042 with 9 deaths and 99 recoveries

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